Tag: knight

by Jennifer Dorroh

When U.S. President Barack Obama visited San José, Costa Rica this spring, he brought along the biggest security operation in the country’s history. Costa Rica’s La Nación newspaper knew its audience would be keenly interested in the logistics of a visit that would affect traffic throughout the city that day. But instead of simply describing the […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — At a conference at Montclair State University titled, “New Jersey: A Laboratory for Media Innovation,” sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation, newsrooms large and small weighed the current problems and opportunities in New Jersey’s current media market, laying out a microcosm of the challenges facing the American news business and how […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google, Twitter, Facebook, and the new global battle over the future of free speech (The New Republic) 2. Innovation from many corners: 2013 – 2014 Knight Fellows selected (Stanford) 3. The company that’s buying up all the key pieces of the online-news ecosystem (The Atlantic) 4. Knight, Gates donate $3.25M to project aimed at […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. When news breaks, 83% of Americans seek out a second source for more info (Poynter) 2. Barnes & Noble, Microsoft complete deal to create Nook Media (Publishers Weekly) 3. Tumblr has an official analytics tool (Social Times) 4. Knight awards $3 […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. How technology will change the traditional classroom (Mashable) 2. Boston.com journalist discusses ‘Walmart journalism’ (SPJ) 3. Is studying social media a good idea? (10,000 Words) 4. How the Wall Street Journal uses Pinterest (10,000 Words) 5. Center for Collaborative Journalism starts to recruit […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. PRX, Knight launch a $2.5 million Public Media Accelerator (Nieman Journalism Lab) 2. Feds falsely censor popular blog for over a year, deny due process, hide details (Techdirt) 3. Twitter redesign seeks to monetize user base (The Register) 4. Google Currents: First impressions of Google’s Flipboard competitor (TechCrunch) Subscribe […] more »

by Hadley Robinson

BERKELEY, CALIF. — As traditional newsrooms shrink and budgets tighten, media outlets have realized they can’t do as much investigative, time-intensive reporting. But one solution has been for competing news outlets to begin collaborating, whether working together on reports or with content-sharing deals. And with the rise of local non-profit watchdog sites such as Voice […] more »